Changing the rpm default queryformat to include arch

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Tue Nov 27 15:19:15 UTC 2007

On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Tom \spot\ Callaway wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 16:59 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>>> For what its worth, I agree. Epoch in the file name is a bad idea.
>> Why do you think it's bad - because of the ':' used as separator, or
>> "just because" (epochs are evil and all that)?
>> Currently you can store different versions and releases of a package
>> within a directory without them clashing - why is it ok for packages with
>> different epochs to clash in that situation?
> Well, using : as a separator seems like a bad idea, but I really don't
> want to encourage epoch use. Its a last resort hack to fix a broken
> package when there is no other way to ensure safe upgrades. If new
> packagers start seeing it show up in a far more visible way, people will
> think that they need to use it by default.

If limiting visibility of the epochs is the argument, then why is it ok 
for end user tools such as pirut (not to mention yum itself and all 
related tools) to show them?

 	- Panu -

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